Carlos Mena, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Internal Medicine; Medical Director Vascular Medicine - YNHH

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Arterial Occlusive Diseases; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Embolism and Thrombosis; Heart Arrest; Myocardial Ischemia; Peripheral Vascular Diseases; Ventricular Dysfunction

Extensive Research Description

Targeted SPECT/CT Imaging of Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis in Patients with Peripheral Vacular Disease: Pilot Clinical Study

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Hypertension CALM- 2 - Controlling and Lowering Blood Pressure With the MobiusHD™ (CALM-2)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System The DETOUR II Clinical Study
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Safety and Efficacy of the SurVeil™ Drug-Coated Balloon (TRANSCEND)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Study of the Tack Endovascular System® in Below the Knee Arteries (TOBA II BTK)
Diseases of the Blood, Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Shockwave Medical Peripheral Lithoplasty System Study for PAD (Disrupt PAD III)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2)
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (BEST-CLI)

Selected Publications

  • Carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy.

    Nanna MG, Gomes P, Njoh RF, Ward C, Attaran RR, Mena C. Carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2016, 92:532-9. 2016

  • Impact of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors Use on Outcomes After Lower Extremity Endovascular Interventions From Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011).

    Arora S, Panaich SS, Patel N, Patel NJ, Lahewala S, Thakkar B, Savani C, Jhamnani S, Singh V, Patel N, Patel S, Sonani R, Patel A, Tripathi B, Deshmukh A, Chothani A, Patel J, Bhatt P, Mohamad T, Remetz MS, Curtis JP, Attaran RR, Mena CI, Schreiber T, Grines C, Cleman M, Forrest JK, Badheka AO. Impact of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors Use on Outcomes After Lower Extremity Endovascular Interventions From Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011). Catheterization And Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal Of The Society For Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 2016, 88:605-616. 2016

  • Intravascular Ultrasound in Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Interventions: Variation in Utilization and Impact on In-Hospital Outcomes From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011).

    Panaich SS, Arora S, Patel N, Patel NJ, Savani C, Patel A, Thakkar B, Singh V, Patel S, Patel N, Agnihotri K, Bhatt P, Deshmukh A, Gupta V, Attaran RR, Mena CI, Grines CL, Cleman M, Forrest JK, Badheka AO. Intravascular Ultrasound in Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Interventions: Variation in Utilization and Impact on In-Hospital Outcomes From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2006-2011). Journal Of Endovascular Therapy : An Official Journal Of The International Society Of Endovascular Specialists 2016, 23:65-75. 2016

  • Determinants of survival and major amputation after peripheral endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia. Vierthaler L, Callas PW, Goodney PP, Schanzer A, Patel VI, Cronenwett J, Bertges DJ; Vascular Study Group of New England..

    J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep;62(3):655-64.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.04.391. 2015

  • Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Lower Extremity Endovascular Interventions (Insights from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample [2006 to 2011]).

    Arora S, Panaich SS, Patel N, Patel N, Lahewala S, Solanki S, Patel P, Patel A, Manvar S, Savani C, Tripathi B, Thakkar B, Jhamnani S, Singh V, Patel S, Patel J, Bhimani R, Mohamad T, Remetz MS, Curtis JP, Attaran RR, Grines C, Mena CI, Cleman M, Forrest J, Badheka AO. Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Lower Extremity Endovascular Interventions (Insights from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample [2006 to 2011]). The American Journal Of Cardiology 2015, 116:791-800. 2015

  • Comparison of Inhospital Outcomes and Hospitalization Costs of Peripheral Angioplasty and Endovascular Stenting. Panaich SS, Arora S, Patel N, Patel NJ, Lahewala S, Solanki S, Manvar S, Savani C, Jhamnani S, Singh V, Patel SV, Thakkar B, Patel A, Deshmukh A, Chothani A, Bhatt P, Savani GT, Patel J, Mavani K, Bhimani R, Tripathi B, Mohamad T, Remetz MS, Curtis JP, Attaran RR, Grines C, Mena CI, Cleman M, Forrest JK, Badheka AO.

    Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15;116(4):634-41. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.05.031. 2015

  • Local delivery of paclitaxel in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease. Ng VG, Mena C, Pietras C, Lansky AJ.

    Eur J Clin Invest. 2015 Mar;45(3):333-45. doi: 10.1111/eci.12407. Review.

  • Dysautonomic responses during percutaneous carotid intervention: principles of physiology and management. Bujak M, Stilp E, Meller SM, Cal N, Litsky J, Setaro JF, Mena C.

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Feb 1;85(2):282-91. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25622. Review.

  • Carotid stent deformation: sonographic findings and CT correlation. Millet JD, Stilp E, Kirsch JD, Gunabushanam G, Mena C, Pollak J, Scoutt LM.

    J Clin Ultrasound. 2014 Jun;42(5):313-7.

  • Critical evaluation of stents in the peripheral arterial disease of the superficial femoral artery - focus on the paclitaxel eluting stent. Litsky J, Chanda A, Stilp E, Lansky A, Mena C.

    Med Devices (Auckl). 2014 May 28;7:149-56. doi: 10.2147/MDER.S45472. Review.

  • Carotid revascularization: a systematic review of the evidence. Al-Damluji MS, Nagpal S, Stilp E, Remetz M, Mena C.

    J Interv Cardiol. 2013 Aug;26(4):399-410. doi: 10.1111/joic.12037. Review.

  • Detection of heart transplant rejection in adults by echocardiographic diastolic indices: a systematic review of the literature. Mena C, Wencker D, Krumholz HM, McNamara RL.

    J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Oct;19(10):1295-300. Review.

  • Clinical problem-solving. Sum of the parts. Prasad M, Buller GK, Mena CI, Sofair AN.

    N Engl J Med. 2006 Dec 7;355(23):2468-73. No abstract available.

  • Carotid stenting versus endarterectomy for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis: Contemporary results from a large single center study. Meller SM, Salim Al-Damluji M, Gutierrez A, Stilp E, Mena-Hurtado C.

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Nov;88(5):822-830. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26593.

  • A Unique Case of May-Thurner Syndrome: Extrinsic Compression of the Common Iliac Vein After Iliac Artery Stenting. Hermany PL, Badheka AO, Mena-Hurtado CI, Attaran RR.

    JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Mar 14;9(5):e39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2015.11.042. No abstract available.

  • Trial of a Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon for Femoropopliteal Artery Disease. Rosenfield K, Jaff MR, White CJ, Rocha-Singh K, Mena-Hurtado C, Metzger DC, Brodmann M, Pilger E, Zeller T, Krishnan P, Gammon R, Müller-Hülsbeck S, Nehler MR, Benenati JF, Scheinert D; LEVANT 2 Investigators..

    N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 9;373(2):145-53. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1406235.

  • Readmissions after carotid artery revascularization in the Medicare population. Al-Damluji MS, Dharmarajan K, Zhang W, Geary LL, Stilp E, Dardik A, Mena-Hurtado C, Curtis JP.

    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Apr 14;65(14):1398-408. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.01.048.

  • Renal sympathetic denervation in the treatment of resistant hypertension. Sánchez-Álvarez C, González-Vélez M, Stilp E, Ward C, Mena-Hurtado C.

    Yale J Biol Med. 2014 Dec 12;87(4):527-35. Review.

  • Randomized controlled study of excimer laser atherectomy for treatment of femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis: initial results from the EXCITE ISR trial (EXCImer Laser Randomized Controlled Study for Treatment of FemoropopliTEal In-Stent Restenosis). Dippel EJ, Makam P, Kovach R, George JC, Patlola R, Metzger DC, Mena-Hurtado C, Beasley R, Soukas P, Colon-Hernandez PJ, Stark MA, Walker C; EXCITE ISR Investigators..

    JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jan;8(1 Pt A):92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.09.009.

  • Management of symptomatic carotid disease in 2014. Litsky J, Stilp E, Njoh R, Mena-Hurtado C.

    Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Mar;16(3):462. doi: 10.1007/s11886-013-0462-3. Review.

  • An evidence-based review of the impact of periprocedural myocardial infarction in carotid revascularization. Stilp E, Baird C, Gray WA, Schneider PA, Simonton CA, Verta P, Mena-Hurtado CI.

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Nov 1;82(5):709-14. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25056. Review.

  • The link between vasculogenic erectile dysfunction, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease: role of metabolic factors and endovascular therapy. Meller SM, Stilp E, Walker CN, Mena-Hurtado C.

    J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Jun;25(6):313-9. Review.

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Carlos Mena, MD
Office Location
Suite 333Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Fl 3rd Ste 3rd Rm 333

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208017
New Haven, CT 06520-8017